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Miss Smith and the Haunted Library (edition 2012)

by Michael Garland

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Title:Miss Smith and the Haunted Library
Authors:Michael Garland
Info:Puffin (2012), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Halloween, Library

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Miss Smith and the Haunted Library by Michael Garland

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Eh, not my favorite children's library story...but not too bad. I liked how the book characters became less scary when they came out of the storybook as "ghosts," but I was unsettled by the assumption portayed in the story that the approaching senior citizen book clubbers would be unsettled by the book character "ghosts." ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
Genre: Fantasy
Review: This is a good example of fantasy that begins with a realistic trip to the library and then characters from books start coming to life.
Media: Watercolor, Pencil ( )
  abarajas09 | Mar 29, 2012 |
This is a wonderful story about a teacher, Miss Smith, who takes her class on a little trip to the library to meet a special person. This special person is able to show Miss Smith's class how special reading can be, when she is bale to bring characters from different stories to life.

I thought that this story was very cute and I loved how it tied in Halloween with the importance of reading.

This would definitely be a fun book to share with my class during Halloween time and also, I would ask my class which character they would make come to life, like they do in the story, and why.
  mlunsford17 | Oct 17, 2010 |
I liked that this book created a multicultural class of students but none of the characters or teachers are of the non-dominant race. It was a little scary at first and the three year old I read it to was nervous until they started to have a halloween party with the characters. I did like that it used pastiche and at the end provided a reference guide to what stories the characters came from.

This would be a good story to use at a library halloween party for children. They can recognize the characters and then talk about the ones they are dressed up as. ( )
  lnpowers | Jun 23, 2010 |
I had to get it since I am a Mrs. Smith and a librarian. The illustrations are great...the kids seem very real but the story is not memorable. ( )
  GaylDasherSmith | Jun 16, 2010 |
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"A fun filled literary adventure."
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0525421394, Hardcover)

When Miss Smith reads from her magical book, the worlds she describes come alive?literally! Today Miss Smith is taking her class on a field trip to a deliciously spooky library. There the class meets librarian Virginia Creeper and settles down to listen to a few scary tales. Before long everyone?s favorite creepy characters are stalking the library and a haunted party is in full swing. So . . . who?s for taking a ride with the Headless Horseman? This richly illustrated, colorfully designed story captures the thrill of letting imagination run wild.

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When Miss Smith brings her students to the public library, they not only meet Virginia Creeper, the librarian, but also a host of frightening creatures that emerge from the pages of the "Incredible Storybook" as Ms. Creeper reads her favorite tales.

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